Matthew is a 20 year old young man who came to us for help with his heroin addiction. He went through our residential substance abuse program with great success. After his graduation, he moved into our sober living environment. Matthew completed Intensive Outpatient Treatment and while doing that, also participated in vocational activities, 12 step meetings and volunteered in a variety of community service activities. For the entire time, Matthew has been a mentor to other participants, helping them navigate through their early recovery issues. After recently finishing high school and receiving a diploma, Matthew recently completed his Peer Support Certification Training and is now employed full time at a peer and family run organization as a Recovery Support Specialist. Matthew is a peer leader and continues to share his experience, strength and hope with others in recovery. Matthew is a gem!